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Meet the March 2012 Students of the Month

On-Campus Student: Emily Goad

Emily, a sophomore at Fort Hays State University, is originally from Great Bend, Kansas. Emily is currently pursuing an Organizational Leadership Bachelor's degree. Emily chose to get involved with the Department of Leadership Studies because after originally pursuing her Leadership Studies certificate, she realized just how much she "loved" the department. This made her decide to "major in Organizational Leadership and get more involved in the department." Emily's favorite leadership course so far has been Introduction to Leadership Concepts because it has "really made (her) think about the question 'What makes a leader a leader?'" She says this course has "kept (her) interest and energy level up which makes it easy to go to class!" Outside of her studies, Emily likes to spend time with family and friends, volunteer, play tennis and watch movies.

Virtual Student: Shane Cruze

Shane is currently a senior Organizational Leadership major from Knoxville, Tennessee. Shane chose to pursue an Organizational Leadership degree because he believed that the classes "were a perfect complement to (his) current career." As he is currently employed as a senior level manager of a financial institution, he says that the "additional skill sets and tools" he has learned have made him even more successful. He also said that his job requires him to travel to other countries and that the "leadership and communication skills" he has learned have helped him "interface more effectively with people of different cultures and business philosophies." Shane said that he doesn't have a favorite leadership course but that "each class has built upon one another." He said that his final two classes, LDRS 640: Principles of Civic Leadership and LDRS 670: Leadership and Personal Development "are proving to be the perfect finale" of his leadership coursework. Shane is involved with the Boy Scouts of America as an Executive Council Board Member. He serves on the Tennessee State Guard in Chaplain services and also as a International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium. His hobbies include backpacking, hiking, ham radio, and biking.

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